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PE’s new Food & Feed Database helps reduce supply chain impacts

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30/09/2014

PE INTERNATIONAL’s new Food & Feed Database will help the industry to improve their sustainability performance to reduce global Greenhouse Gas emissions and other impacts that stem from the production of food. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture, forestry and land use is an important driver of climate change, accounting for almost a quarter of ...

Dominion natural gas exports plan gets federal OK

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30/09/2014

Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment. FERC has approved three other LNG export ...

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and RWE Innogy officially inaugurated pilot plant for fish protection

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29/09/2014

North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, and Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, today officially inaugurated the fish protection pilot plant at the hydropower station of Unkelmühle. The power plant on the Sieg river has been converted into a pilot plant for fish protection as from 2011 to allow upstream and downstream fish migration at this point of the Sieg ...

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

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29/09/2014

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the government's only permanent repository for waste from ...

Flow Pulse Brings Pulsar Process Measurement Another Award for Innovation

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30/09/2014

Pulsar Process Measurement has won the ‘Excellence in Innovation’ Award from the British Chamber of Commerce Awards held last week. The award was presented on behalf of the West Midlands region after Pulsar was crowned winners of the same award in the Worcestershire and Herefordshire county awards earlier this year. The award was won by Pulsar’s Flow Pulse pipe flow monitor, ...

Ineos awarded license for onshore oil and gas exploration

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30/09/2014

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has given the go ahead to major chemicals giant Ineos to take a majority share in an onshore oil and gas licence block in Scotland by taking over BG’s interest (51%). The other licensee, Dart is the operator in the block next to the Firth of Forth. Like the rest of the shale industry, Ineos believe it’s important that the local ...

APR Releases the Final Report of Sleeve Label Working Group

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30/09/2014

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group detailing recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles. Formed in June of 2013, the APR Working Group represented all ...

High Profile Speakers Headline Key Events at WEFTEC® 2014

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30/09/2014

An impressive line-up of high profile national and international speakers have been confirmed to headline some of the most highly anticipated events of WEFTEC 2014. The Water Environment Federation’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Sept. 27-Oct, 1. The following is a sampling of notable speakers and high profile ...

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